Name: Rizelyx Rivera

Team: East Coast Gold 

Coach: Joe DeLago

Hometown: Salinas, PR

Current Residence: Moorestown, NJ

Year of Birth: 1987

Weight class: 58kg

Height: 5'5"

What year did you being lifting? December 2001

How did you get involved?  

My uncle Julio Martinez introduced me to the sport. He was two times Olympian in the sport of weightliftig. 

Favorite Competition Lift? Snatch

Favorite Training Lift? Snatch blocks

Education: physical education in pontifical catholic university of puerto Rico 2005-2008. Certified  personal trainer by IFA. 

Personal Goals: My goals are having my own gym, go to the olympics, be a fitness model. 

Favorite Food: sea food 

Favorite Book: Veronica Decides to Die, and The Alchemist.

Favorite TV Show: Charmed, Spongebob squarepants. 

Favorite song that gets you motivated:  5,4,3,2,1 by Flo Rida. 

Hobbies/Interested outside of Weightlifting: play with my daughter, go to the beach, listen to music, rollerblading, off roading, singing, fishing, photography, and others. 

Most people don’t know that I'm an avid fisher, and that i wrote songs and poem.